At around 10:00 pm cst or 2200HRS on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, an oil rig situated approximately 52 nautical miles off of Venice, Louisana exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. There is an active search for the evacuated workers. This is not a fixed oil rig but a floating platform owned and operated by Transocean. The name of the semi-submersible is the Deepwater Horizon.
Allegedly there were no deaths reported but there are reported injuries of the Transocean crewmembers.
The oil rig is situated off the coast of Louisana
Authorities were searching for missing workers early Wednesday who evacuated on a life raft after an explosion at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana.
The United States Coast Guard sent four helicopters and saw the fire out of contril on the floater. There are some workers that are unaccounted for and ther is an active search.
The law firm of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. is quite versed in successfully suing Transocean. Just this year alone, they represented the family of one of the most deadly accidents that ever occurred in Transocean's history. If you or a family member has benn affected by this tragedy, contact their lawyers directly at 800-773-6770, 713-668-9999, or 800-491-3377. Their lawyers are licensed in Texas and their offices are situated in Houston where Transocean is situated. Additionally, Steve Gordon is licensed in Louisiana.